This was a viral cartoon in LinkedIn last year. It is self explanatory. Isn’t it? The only problem is that when you have employees, they look like this. There is diversity, yet they are similar. There are sides of people which you do not know about. If you know who is the best employee, it … Read moreOnly Management Advice You Ever Need
Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking. It should be the dawn of fair world, right? There are good reasons for differentiation and unfortunately they may … Read moreBell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It
Post 2008, world is not the same. There are business scenarios changing. Too many organizations want to change, for right reasons. Here is a story I learnt in a leadership workshop a decade back. Unfortunately I do not remember who spoke. Credit to this unknown gentleman. Here it goes: It was a pond of swans. They were … Read moreChange Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home
Action speaks louder than words We have been told – ‘action speaks louder than words’. We all know it is true. But, for some of us – including me, this has got into the head little differently. ‘No words. Only action’. Every time you want to communicate with power, that little voice in the brain … Read moreThat Little Voice Says.. Action is better than Words. It is Killing.
As a manager, how do you define the most valuable technical member in your team? He is Quite hardworking Is a specialist in his area of expertise Keen on learning new topics around technology and the domain Very hands on Customers like him You are highly depending upon him So far so good. Within no … Read moreGrooming Technical Specialist to Technical Lead: 5 Critical Factors for Successful Role Transition